From WWII to Iraq the SAS has been at the forefront of armed conflict, though most people wouldn't realise it was even there. Universally acknowledged as the best special forces in the world, every member of the Regiment is a hero in his own right. However, even amongst these remarkable soldiers there are those who stand out. SAS Heroes contains former SAS soldier Pete Scholey's memories of 20 such warriors who are true heroes, although many were never recognised as such during their lives or even in death. It is a collection of stories about soldiers who fought for their country with no desire to be famous, fêted or rewarded, some of whom died in action. A few received medals, and all earned the respect and admiration of their fellow soldiers.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Frederick Forsyth · Introduction · The Unsung Heroes · Blair (Paddy) Mayne · Michael (Bronco) Lane · Len Owen · Don (Lofty) Large · Ian (Jock) Thompson · Kevin Walsh · Mick (Ginge) Tyler · John Partridge · Alfie Tasker · Reg Tayler · Talasai Labalaba & Sekonaia Takavesi · Pete Winner · Tommy Palmer · Tommy Tobin (Oman) & Pete Loveday · Steve Callan · Bob Podesta · John Hamilton · Vince Phillips · Afterword